Galene is perfect for a relaxed Sydney Harbour cruise, providing great value for money.
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Galene is a well maintained motor yacht, ideal for casual Sydney Harbour cruises and functions. Great value for money, she is able to cater for a variety of occasions and needs. The expansive upper deck area makes for great entertaining.
Includes skipper and crew
$780 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $3120
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday
BYO Food, Beverages and Ice
Surcharge of $10 per person
Please Note - All crockery, cutlery, glassware, and ice will need to be provided by the client
No BYO Charters on Fridays or Saturdays in December
$264 per staff for a 4 hour charter
1 - 59 pax - 1 x staff included for up to 59 pax
60 - 90 pax - 2 x staff (1x included)
1 -70 pax - 1 Staff included for up to 70 pax
71 - 90 pax - 2 x staff (1x included)
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday
Only up to 50pax
A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
No stiletto heels to be worn on board
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment
Corporate Cruises, Wedding Reception venue, Social cruises, team building activities
Galene Canapé Menu
Substantial Canapé Menus
$49 per person
8 x selection A or B
8 pieces per person
$54 per person
9 x selection A or B
9 pieces per person
$59 per person
10 x selection A or B
10 pieces per person
Roving Dining Menu
1 from “Roving Food” selection and 7 x selection A or B
$60 per person
6 per person + 1 substantial
1 from “Roving Food” selection and 8 x selection A or B
$65 per person
7 per person + 1 substantial box meal
2 from “Roving Food” selection and 7 x selection A or B
$70 per person
6 per person + 2 substantial box meals
Light Canapé Menus
$25 per person
4 x selection A
4 pieces per person
$32 per person
5 x selection A
5 pieces per person
$38 per person
6 x selection A or B
6 pieces per person
$44 per person
7 x selection A or B
7 pieces per person
Premium selection (A)
Buffalo Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, Olive and Basil Skewer [GF]
Mushroom Arancini with Minted Yoghurt (Note: can be made using gluten free breadcrumbs)
Chorizo and Saffron Arancini with Spicy Tomato Relish (Note: can be made using gluten free breadcrumbs)
Sautéed Leek, Marinated Feta and Dijon Tartlet
Cocktail Egg and Prosciutto Cup (GF)
Spicy Chicken Wings with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Assorted Californian Sushi Rolls (GF)
Mini Gourmet Beef Pie
Mini Beef Sausage Roll
Cocktail House Made Sausage Rolls of Pork, Fennel and Pistachio
Cocktail House Made Sausage Rolls of Walnut, Vegetable and Caraway Seeds
Whipped Smoked Salmon Mousse Tart
Individual Mini Frittata of Pumpkin, Spinach and Parmesan (GF)
Honey Roasted Pumpkin, Pesto and Pine Nut Tartlet
Caramelised Onion Tart with Persian Feta
Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll of Cucumber, Carrot, Lettuce and Sweet Chilli (GF)
Thai Style Fish Cake (Note: can be made using gluten free breadcrumbs)
Smoked Chicken and Avocado Tartlet
Marinated Chicken Skewer (GF) Satay Sauce or Red Curry Sauce
Pimento and Whipped Goat Cheese Cucumber Cup [GF]
Deluxe selection (B)
Roasted Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Candied Walnut Tartlet
Smoked Salmon and Pimento Roulade (GF)
Lamb Kofta with Coriander Yoghurt (GF)
Quinoa Nori Roll of Beef and Shiitake Mushroom (GF)
Quinoa Nori Roll of Teriyaki Chicken and Shallot (GF)
Quinoa Nori Roll of Roasted Capsicum, Fried Eggplant and Avocado (GF)
Peking Duck Pancake with Hoisin Sauce (OR can be a Rice Paper Roll to be gluten free)
Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll of Chicken, Asian Herbs and Bean Sprouts (GF)
Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll of Prawn, Coriander, Peanut and Vermicelli (GF)
Tartlet of Tiger Prawn with White Sesame Seeds
Smoked Salmon and Citrus Avocado Tartlet
Rare Thai Beef Tartlet
Thai Prawn Fritter with Hot and Sour Sauce
Tart of Seared Lamb Fillet, Pumpkin and Red Chilli Jam
Pork Belly Bite with Macerated Cranberry and Apple Balsamic (GF)
Mini Cheeseburger with Tomato
Mini Lamb Burger with Pimento and Persian Feta
Micro Wagyu Beef Burger with Gruyere and Onion Jam
Mini Chermoula Spiced Chicken Burger with Grilled Eggplant and Roast Capsicum Salsa
Slider of Grilled Haloumi, Pesto, Roast Tomato and Eggplant
Mini Hot Dog with Mustard and Ketchup
Cocktail Chilli Dog of Pork Chipolata, Cheese, Spicy Tomato Relish and Jalapenos
Roving Noodle Box Meals
Tender Braised Lamb Shank with Potato Puree and Rosemary Jus [GF]
Massaman Beef Curry and Jasmine Rice [GF]
Roasted Beef Medallions, Sautéed Potato, Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Salsa [GF]
Chicken Satay on Jasmine Rice with Asian Vegetables [GF]
Chicken Tikka Masala on Basmati Rice [GF]
Stir-Fried Hokkien Noodles with Chinese Chicken and Greens
Stir-Fried Hokkien Noodles with Asian Vegetables
Penne Rigate and Forest Mushrooms, Scented with Truffle Oil
Roasted Mustard Pork with Spiced Apple Chutney [GF]
Chicken Breast Pieces with Sautéed Bacon and Rosemary Potatoes [GF]
Marsala Lamb Curry with Spinach, Almonds and Saffron Rice [GF]
Mushroom Medley Risotto with Feta and Spinach [GF]
Thai Styled Fried Rice with Tiger Prawns [GF]
Chicken Tikka Masala on Jasmine Rice [GF]
Chicken Breast Fillet and Pesto Penne
Penne with Pumpkin, Spinach, Thyme and Ricotta
Rare Thai Beef Salad with Peanuts [GF]
Chicken Caesar Salad
Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese Salad with Baby Beetroot and Candied Walnuts [GF]
Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Kumera, Capsicum, Goat's Cheese and Lime [GF]
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Salad [GF]
Tandoori Marinated Chicken Salad [GF]
Galene Buffet Menus
BBQ Chicken Buffet
$25 per person
Juicy BBQ Chickens, sausages hot off the BBQ, A selection of fresh salads, bread Rolls, and Condiments
BBQ Chicken and Fresh Prawn Buffet
$35 per person
The freshest prawns bought from Sydney Fish Markets on the day, Juicy BBQ Chickens, sausages hot off the BBQ, A selection of fresh salads, bread Rolls, and Condiments
Galene BBQ Menus
$12 per person
Fresh Sausages hot off the BBQ, bread Rolls, Onions, and Condiments
Galene Platter Menu
Galene Cheese and Fruit Platter
To be served in conjunction with another menu
$3.50 per person
Three Premium Cheeses and Seasonal Fruit and Lavosh
Galene Cheap and Cheerful Menu
Pizza Party Pack
$15 per person
Variety of pizzas and garlic breads for everyone on board
Galene Dessert Menu
Tiramisu Cups - $5.20 each
Mini Chocolate Éclairs - $6.60 each
Trifle Cups - $6.30 each
Mini Lemon Curd Tartlets - $4.20 each
Mini Portuguese Tartlet - $3.20 each
Assorted Mini Slices (e.g. Caramel Slice, Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Pecan Slice, Cherry Ripe) - $3.50 each
White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (GF) - $3.20 each
Mini Cheesecakes (GF) - $8.30 each
Mini Berry and Lychee Skewers - $3.90 each
Galene Beverage Packages
Bar Package A
$7.50 per person per hour
Includes Bar Staff
Soft drinks and Juices
Bar Package B
$9.50 per person per hour
Includes Bar Staff
Soft drinks and Juices
Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the NSW Roads and Maritime, which requires comprehensive safety equipment standards and regular safety checks. A safety briefing is given to the charter passengers before embarking and safety gear will be provided if required. All vessels in our fleet are selected for safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness. We are proud to keep them this way.
What is the maximum capacity of the boat?
Galene is surveyed to hold a maximum of 90 passengers, 1 skipper and crew dependent on your passenger numbers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.
Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, Galene is suitable for children appropriate sized lifejackets lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
What toilet facilities are on board?
Galene is equipped with two female bathrooms, one male urinal and one cubicle toilet with easy access for charter.
Catered Food Options
Can we organise a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent caterers for you where we can design the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged.
Where can we go during our charter?
Your skipper can take you most places within Sydney Harbour, providing it is within the surveyed boundaries. Should your guests wish to go to a specific location within Sydney Harbour please let us know at time of briefing.
Can we extend our charter time during the charter?
Yes, although this is subject to availability. Please note, the charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond.
Booking and Payment
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?
Yes, the vessel is located in Pyrmont and viewings are possible most days. We recommend that you view the vessel so that you know exactly what the boat has to offer and whether it is suitable for your charter. Please call in advance to check availability and arrange a viewing.
How do I secure my booking?
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to commencement of the charter. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer or cash. Diners Card, Bankcard and Cheques are not accepted.
Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our charter?
Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing.
If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will offer a six month voucher where you can reschedule your charter based on availability. Please see our General Booking Information on our website or contact a staff member on 02 9328 4748 for details.
Preparations and Arrival
What do you advise we bring along for our charter?
As conditions can vary on the water, it is suggested that you bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers, and seasonal jumper or jacket.
Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?
All your party should be at the designated pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing. Please note, our charter will start and finish at the times on your contract.
Can one of our guests be picked up late and dropped off early from another wharf?
Multiple pick up and drop off points are not recommended as this will shorten your charter time significantly. We suggest that guests wishing to join the charter late or leave early should arrange alternative transportation via water taxi at their own cost. Please ask one of the Sydney Harbour Escapes team members for a Water Taxi contact.
4 hour charter
$4800 – $5520
8 hour charter
5 hour charter